Stories about "Commencement"
Wednesday, June 9, 2021 11:07 am
A Bates tradition since 1879, class ivy stones tend to feature familiar elements year to year. Now it's time for something complete different.
Thursday, June 3, 2021 1:21 pm
The immersive photography of Phyllis Graber Jensen and Theophil Syslo shines brightly in this picture story about Commencement 2021 on May 27.
Friday, May 28, 2021 12:38 pm
Full video of the two Commencement ceremonies — morning and afternoon — on May 27, 2021.
Friday, May 28, 2021 11:15 am
"Be comfortable embracing all of your strange and special qualities — and all of the people who love you for them," said Ngai in an address that shared
Thursday, May 27, 2021 1:02 pm
After a year's absence, Bates celebrated an in-person Commencement on May 27, featuring two ceremonies on a bluebird day with all the comforts of familiar rituals, including words of wisdom and love.
Friday, May 21, 2021 2:39 pm
For our Class of 2021 seniors, here are 21 frequently, and infrequently, asked questions about this year's Commencement.
Bates to honor Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard, artist Vanessa German, musician Rhiannon Giddens, and activist and lawyer Chase Strangio at Commencement
Wednesday, April 21, 2021 3:44 pm
Following last year's virtual event, the college's 155th Commencement will feature two complete, in-person ceremonies on May 27, each accommodating half the senior class.
Thursday, June 18, 2020 3:19 pm
Collaborating on the mass mailing of diplomas, a staff team helped write the final chapter of Bates' most unusual Commencement.
Tuesday, June 9, 2020 1:56 pm
In lieu of a traditional recessional, this slideshow served as the finale of the Commencement livestream on May 31.
Sunday, May 31, 2020 11:48 am
From the tumult of their abbreviated senior year to the triumph of a historic graduation, the Bates College Class of 2020 graduated on Sunday in a virtual Commencement livestreamed to more than 10,000 viewers.